This school rates a zero. My oldest son went to Lanier County High for his freshman year in 2006. Luckily, we were able to move out of the area for the rest of his high school time. Three problems I had with this school: 1. The counselor gave the parents and students a visual demonstration on freshman orientation night describing why the children didn't need to go to college. She described statistics that showed that 70% of them would get jobs that didn't require college degree, and then that of the 30% that attended college, only 10% would ever graduate. 2. The tech prep diploma is not accepted at any college except Valdosta Tech or GA Military College. The diploma isn't worth the paper it's printed on. 3. Expectations for the children are low, and therefore no effort is made to improve the school curriculum.
Lanier Co High has made progress in the last year and has really become a school that parents want to send their kids to due to the hard work or the new administration and team effort! Kudos! Keep up the hard work!
Lanier High School is a clean environment for the students and faculty
This school uses its size as an excuse not to present a challenging curriculum. If students ask for a harder class we are told that there 'isnt money for it' and dismissed. The teachers constantly complain about being unable to teach because classes are 'integrated' (which basically means that people who should be taking honors and AP classes are thrown in with the general populace as are slower kids who need special help). Rules are not enforced across the board and racial tensions are high. I wish I could say I learned anything academic in high school but all I've gotten out of the last four years is that I need to save to send my children to private school because (so we've been told) all public schools are run as if monkeys in khakis and polo shirts are in charge. That is to say, very very poorly.
Our school is alright but has some issues with actually challenging students. i get so bored in school not because i just don't choose to do anything,but because e don't do anything! i really hope that someone from my school reads this and does something about our curriculum. I go to school to learn and am prepared to do so! some one out there please teach me something!!
we do our best for a small town im a student there were not that bad the teachers are nice... go bulldogs!!!
I went to this school as a child, and nothing has changed. Its still a poor organized school, i have childern in the elem. and in middle and high school and there all the same. Teachers are not involved as they should be. Teachers that coach should not be aloud to teach 'sports are mor important to this school' quit downing the students and encourage them. So what kind of school are they trying to run up there?
Very good school. I was welcomed when I moved to the Valdosta area. It is worth the drive (7-8 miles) to send my kids to a smaller school yet big enough to fulfill the needs of me and my children.
If there is one thing that bothers me more than any thing else about this school It Is, that there is no-open door policy. In fact, their student/parent handbook states that Surprise visits are not allowed as they interrupt the teacher's instructional time with all children in the class. I have had my children in school where parents where encouraged to be a part of their childrens education, and it was a win win outcome. This policy makes me feel very uneasy. What do they have to hide? There is a way to balance the two. Other schools do with great sucess. Get parents involved and whatch the test scores go up! It is budget friendly too.
This school is such a bad school. The teachers have poor teaching abilities and the cafeteria food quality is bad. I would tell you not to send your child here. The grading system should be changed also.
I would not send my children to this school. The students are rude to each other and to the staff/teachers.
My child is in Pre-K and I am not satisfied with the school system at all. They do not keep the parents informed of anything. We are so disappounted that we are moving out of Lanier County so that our children can have a better education and so that we can be involved. I see nothing wrong with a parent dropping in to check on 'their' child, but Lanier County does not feel that way. The field trips are so unorganized.
Lanier County as a whole is behind other area schools (in Lowndes County) but has been making progress lately. If you like small towns then this school is a decent choice. They have football, baseball, basketball, and other sports and a class A.
I think that this shool is alright. We are a really small town and we don't really have that many people. If you want to raise your child in a small town then you might want to consider coming to Lanier County!
'It is absolutely one of the best schools in Georgia, could not have asked to been blessed anymore than I was to get the opportunity to attend here! Teachers and Staff are great they go WAY beyond their call of duty! I think that they care for the students and try harder than most schools to acheive excellence. If you have problems here it is with the students and not the school system.' Also the athletic programs are great!
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